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Join our host Donna Butts on The Generations United Podcast for candid and lively conversations with luminaries in the intergenerational field. Tune in to learn how to strengthen our communities and improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational relationships.

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Join our host Donna Butts on The Generations United Podcast for candid and lively conversations with luminaries in the intergenerational field. Tune in to learn how to strengthen our communities and improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational relationships.

    Episode 12: Mark Meridy on the Origin of DOROT and Fighting Social Isolation

    Episode 12: Mark Meridy on the Origin of DOROT and Fighting Social Isolation

    For over 40 years, DOROT has been an innovative leader in designing programs that enhance the lives of older adults by helping them build social connections with peers and other generations. In this episode, DOROT's Executive Director Mark Meridy...

    • 33 min
    Episode 11: John Rother and Evon Yao Discuss #OKBoomer and How Generations Can Reach Across Ages and Differences to Find Common Ground

    Episode 11: John Rother and Evon Yao Discuss #OKBoomer and How Generations Can Reach Across Ages and Differences to Find Common Ground

    The conversation in this episode goes back to the roots of Generations United, which was founded over 30 years ago. The purpose, according to one of our founders Jack Ossofsky, was "to argue for a caring society." Over those three decades, the...

    • 21 min
    Episode 10: Ana Beltran and Olivia Chase on Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies

    Episode 10: Ana Beltran and Olivia Chase on Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies

    Across the United States, more than 2.65 million children live in grandfamilies — families in which grandparents, other adult family members or close family friends are raising children – with no parents in the home.  Frequently, these families come...

    • 19 min
    Episode 9: Trent Stamp on The Eisner Foundation and What Makes An Intergenerational Program Successful

    Episode 9: Trent Stamp on The Eisner Foundation and What Makes An Intergenerational Program Successful

    The Eisner Foundation -- started in 1996 by Michael D. Eisner, then-Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and his wife, Jane -- gives an estimated $7 million per year to nonprofit organizations based in Los Angeles County. In 2015, The Foundation...

    • 23 min
    Episode 8: Erin Hilligan on Ebenezer Ridges, an Intergenerational Shared Site

    Episode 8: Erin Hilligan on Ebenezer Ridges, an Intergenerational Shared Site

    Twenty years ago, Ebenezer Ridges in Burnsville, MN, offered a skilled nursing facility and an adult day services program. Today, they're an intergenerational shared site with HUD-funded senior housing, an assisted living facility on campus, and a child...

    • 20 min
    Episode 7: ZERO TO THREE on Grandparents as Child Care Providers

    Episode 7: ZERO TO THREE on Grandparents as Child Care Providers

    Grandparents play a critical role in filling the gap as parents struggle to provide the best affordable care for their children. In fact, almost 1 in 4 children under age 5 is cared for on a regular basis by a grandparent. That's according to ZERO TO...

    • 22 min

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Founder The Long Distance Grandparent

I've been listening to this podcast since it started and it really is my go to place for inspiration and information at the cutting edge about connecting generations within our communities. I've just listened to Mark Meridy talk about DOROT , an amazing intergenerational organization, and he shared some wonderful gold nuggets about what it takes to be successful in connecting generations. The stories shared on this podcast by inspiring leaders always peaks my curiousity and forces me to ask 'What more can I do' to be a part of this movement. Thank-you Generations United, keep them coming!!!

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